Eucomis sp., Pineapple Lily, Aloha Lily

Eucomis sp.

Pineapple Lily, Aloha Lily
Family: Asparagaceae    (Formerly:Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Origin: South Africa
USDA Zone: 6-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterUnusual colorBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Aloha Lily Eucomis are exotic, fragrant, drought tolerant once established, are nearly disease and pest free, are low input and have an extended shelf life. There are currently three main varieties: Leia, a burgundy-purple; Maui, a pure white; and Nani, a soft pink.

It is called the Pineapple Lily for its unusual flower heads that either resemble pineapples or are perfectly cylindrical. The leaves are thick and lance shaped and make up a full basal rosette. Pineapple Lilies like rich, loose soil and full sun. They will grow in partial shade, but will have fewer and smaller flowers.

Aloha Lily Eucomis do well over a wide range of environmental conditions and can be grown as potted plants or in-ground.

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